3. Jimmy G.
The way that Jimmy handled being benched and his time in San Francisco as a whole speaks to the player and leader that he is. Having the level of success he had and being benched for an unproven second-year player wasn’t an easy pill to swallow. Jimmy was the ultimate professional and showed up staying ready and getting another chance when Lance suffered an injury.
Both the way he handled the situation and the wins that Jimmy has piled up throughout his career will have the veteran set up for a payday and another starting job in this league. The problem is Jimmy will win a team a lot of games but has proven in the biggest moments a turnover problem and inability to make the one big play.
If Atlanta is going to pay for a quarterback this off-season whether in free agency or the draft, it cannot be a player like Jimmy or Carr who demands a great team around them to have success. Atlanta lacks the roster depth pointing clearly to the reason the team should be focused on building around Ridder and not entertaining bringing in any of these veterans who have proven they cannot win at the highest level.